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Showcasing Sociology Week- Thursday 23rd March 2017

‘Towards a UK history of intersex'
 Dr David  Griffiths
Thursday 23rd March 18.00-19.00, Room 21AC 03.

There is a body of scholarship that puts intersex - variation of biological sex characteristics outside of binary norms - in social and historical context. However, this work tends to focus on the US, particularly since the mid-twentieth century. In this talk I will introduce my project, to write a recent and contemporary history of intersex in the UK. I will explore how this UK focus can illuminate contemporary global debates in intersex.